CANCELED—Ideal Mother or Ideal Worker
SCT Colloquium—Spring 2020
CANCELED | In this presentation, we will discuss a set of studies that illustrate the complexity of modern gender discrimination, and how it may intensify when women transition into motherhood while remaining in the workforce
Dr. Ho Kwan Cheung is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY (Ph.D., George Mason University, 2018). Her primary research interests are examining manifestation, consequences, and remediation of workplace discrimination against different stigmatized groups, with a particular focus on experiences of women in the workplace and how working parents navigate work and non-work responsibilities. Her work has been published in Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Group & Organization Management, Harvard Business Review, etc. Examples of her current work involve examining hiring discrimination against working mothers, women’s relationships with their supervisors as they transition to motherhood, the role of mindfulness in facilitating diversity training effectiveness, and biased judgments against sexual harassment incidents. Her work has been supported by the Society of Psychological Studies of Social Issues. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she has also briefly worked in Human Resources in Taiwan as well as women’s policy research in Washington, D.C.